Prof. Franco Biondi

DendroLab, Department of Geography, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, College of Science

University of Nevada, USA



1990-1994 Ph.D., Watershed Management and Geosciences; University of Arizona, Tucson

1985-1987 M.S., Watershed Management; University of Arizona, Tucson

1980-1985 Laurea summa cum laude (Italian Doctorate), Forestry; Università di Firenze, Italy

Publications (Selected)

  1. Ziaco, E. and F. Biondi (2016) Tree growth, cambial phenology, and wood anatomy of limber pine at a Great Basin (USA) mountain observatory, Trees - Structure and Function, 30, 1507–1521.
  2. Ziaco, E., F. Biondi and I. Heinrich (2016) Wood cellular dendroclimatology: Testing new proxies in Great Basin bristlecone pine, Frontiers in Plant Science-Functional Plant Ecology, 7, 1602-1615, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01602.
  3. Di Filippo, A., F. Biondi, G. Piovesan and E. Ziaco (2016) Tree-ring based metrics for assessing old-growth forest naturalness, Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12793.
  4. Ziaco, E., F. Biondi, S. Rossi and A. Deslauriers (2016) Environmental drivers of cambial phenology in Great Basin bristlecone pine, Tree Physiology 36: 818–831.
  5. Biondi, F. and S. Rossi (2015) Plant-water relationships in the Great Basin Desert of North America derived from Pinus monophylla hourly dendrometer records, International Journal of Biometeorology, 59(8): 939-953.
  6. Zang, C. and F. Biondi (2015) treeclim: an R package for the numerical calibration of proxy-climate relationships, Echography, 38: 431–436.
  7. L. Saito, F. Biondi, R. Devkota, J. Vittori and J. Salas (2015) A water-balance approach for reconstructing streamflow using tree-ring proxy records, Journal of Hydrology, 529(Part 2): 535–547.
  8. Salas, J.D., Z. Tarawneh and F. Biondi (2015) A hydrological record extension model for reconstructing streamflows from tree-ring chronologies, Hydrological Processes, 29(4): 544–556.
  9. Anderegg, W.R.L., C. Schwalm, F. Biondi, J.J. Camarero, G. Koch, M. Litvak, K. Ogle, J.D. Shaw, E. Shevliakova, A.P. Williams, A. Wolf, E. Ziaco and S. Pacala (2015) Pervasive drought legacies in forest ecosystems and their implications for carbon cycle models, Science, 349 (6247), 528-532.
  10. Biondi, F. (2014) Paleoecology Grand Challenge, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2: 1-3, DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00050.
  11. Biondi, F. (2014) Dendroclimatic reconstruction at kilometer-scale grid points: A case study from the Great Basin of North America, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15(2): 891-906.
  12. Biondi, F., M. Hay and S. Strachan (2014) The Tree-Ring Interpolation Model (TRIM) and its application to Pinus monophylla chronologies in the Great Basin of North America, Forestry, 87(4): 582–597.
  13. Ziaco, E., F. Biondi, S. Rossi and A. Deslauriers (2014) Climatic influences on wood anatomy and tree-ring features of Great Basin conifers at a new mountain observatory, Applications in Plant Sciences, 2(10): 1400054-140067, DOI: 10.3732/apps.1400054.
  14. Ziaco, E., F. Biondi, S. Rossi and A. Deslauriers (2014) Intra-annual wood anatomical features of high-elevation conifers in the Great Basin, USA, Dendrochronologia, 32(4): 303–312.
  15. McLauchlan, K , P. E. Higuera, D. G. Gavin, S. S. Perakis, M. C. Mack, H. Alexander, J. Battles, F. Biondi, B. Buma, D. Colombaroli, S. Enders, D. R. Engstrom, F. S. Hu, J. R. Marlon, J. Marshall, M. McGlone, J. L. Morris, L. E. Nave, B. N. Shuman, E. Smithwick, D. H. Urrego, D. A. Wardle, C. J. Williams, J. J. Williams (2014) Reconstructing disturbances and their biogeochemical consequences over multiple timescales, BioScience, 64(2): 105-116.
  16. Biondi, F. (2014) The fourth dimension of interdisciplinary modeling, Journal of Contemporary Water Resources Education (JCWRE), 152(1): 42-48.
  17. Biondi, F. and M. Bradley (2013) Long-term survivorship of single-needle pinyon (Pinus monophylla) in mixed-conifer ecosystems of the Great Basin, USA, Ecosphere, 4(10): 120 -139, DOI: 10.1890/ES13-00149.1.
  18. Zang, C. and F. Biondi (2013) Dendroclimatic calibration in R: The bootRes package for response and correlation function analysis, Dendrochronologia, 31: 68-74.
  19. Kilpatrick, M., F. Biondi, S. Strachan and J.S. Sibold (2013) Fire history of mixed conifer ecosystems in the Great Basin/Mojave Deserts transition zone, Nevada, USA, Trees-Structure and Function, 27: 1789–1803.
  20. Strachan, S., F. Biondi, S.G. Lindström, R. McQueen, P.E. Wigand (2013) Application of dendrochronology to historic charcoal production sites in the Great Basin, USA, Historical Archaeology, 47(4): 103–119.

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